WorldTeach China Global Leadership Year

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Students in Nanyue - my town in the Hunan Province.
Students in Changsha!
Holiday fun with the kiddos in Nanyue.


As a member of our China Global Leadership cohort, you will live in and experience a country that makes up 20 percent of the world's population and is on the brink of becoming the world's largest economy. What does this mean for the future of global trade and the global workplace? In what ways does China's modernization impact Chinese society, overall, and its next generation of entrepreneurs, teachers, and professionals? How are traditional norms being impacted during this period of rapid industrialization and urbanization? These questions will be among those posed and explored during your fellowship. While serving as a full time teacher in a local school in Hunan Province, China volunteers will develop highly coveted 21st century skills, Chinese cultural expertise, and a basic understanding of Mandarin, making them more competitive in the global marketplace.

Questions & Answers


based on 17 reviews
  • Benefits 9.2
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 9.2
  • Safety 9.8
  • Instruction 7
  • Support 7.2
  • Value 7.6
  • Academic Rigor 7.4
  • Job Assistance 6.6
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great in-country support

The in-country orientation and on-going support from WT staff is what sets this program apart. Without these resources I would have felt alone and unsure of myself, but with the help of the other volunteer teachers and in-country staff I felt safe and prepared to teach. Overall the experience was life-changing and something that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an adventurous and fulfilling experience abroad.

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Yes, I recommend this program

Great Program

The staff at WorldTeach China make the effort to make sure you're a successful teacher. The program starts off with a 3 week teaching process where you get to interact with the other 40 or so volunteers in Hunan Province. Becoming friends with the other volunteers is definitely one of the highlights because these are the people that you'll visit on weekends, travel with during Spring Festival, and share lesson ideas.

I'm about 6 months into the program in Hunan and we recently finished our mid-service in February where all the volunteers met in Changsha and got to share their experiences so far. Changsha is also a blast. If you want the city life, it's a good mix between old and new china. But if you want to completely immerse yourself into the culture, the rural sites will definitely give you an authentic taste.